Ferrous gluconate

  • Iron digluconate
  • Cerevon
  • Entron
  • Fenton
  • Feravol
  • Fergon
Formula
Fe[HOCH2(CHOH)4CO2]
Structure
Description
Pale greenish-yellow powder. Slight odor of caramel.
Uses
Hematinic.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
299-29-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
206-076-3
RTECS
LZ5150000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Human Data
Merck
12,4095
Beilstein/Gmelin
1772386 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-9083
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H22FeO14
Formula mass
446.14
Solubility in water
soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place at 25 C or lower.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Wear safety glasses in compliance with OSHA regulations. Wear latex gloves.
Respirators
3M Dust respirator No. 8710 or 9900 is recommended or a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved dust respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill-Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill-Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill to clean up any residual material.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon and iron.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment. Extinguish fire with regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, sand.
Hazards
Can form explosive mixtures in air.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Blood pressure may be decreased following an iron overdose. Lethargy, restlessness or confusion may be seen early in the poisoning. Convulsions and coma may occur in later phases. Case reports of pregnant women who have received early aggressive treatment (decontamination and/or deferoxamine) have described good fetal outcomes.
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and gastrointestinal hemorrhage may develop.
   Inhalation
Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema may develop with severe intoxication.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness, burning, and swelling of skin.
   Eyes
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.